Faculty

Name Research fields Research Interests
Adhikari, Avishek Neural control of emotional behaviors, with a focus on fear and anxiety
Akin, Orkun Role of neural activity in brain development and synapse formation
Andrews, Anne Serotonin & Anxiety
Arac, Ahmet Mechanisms of motor behavior and neural activity relationship
Arnold, Arthur Sexual Differentiation of the Brain
Basso, Michele A. Reserach on how the brain makes decisions and how these processes go awry in diseases
Bearden, Carrie Neurodevelopmental Disorders; Cognition, Neuroimaging and Genetics of Mood Disorders and Psychosis
Bilder, Robert Neuropsychology and Neuroimaging
Bisley, James Cognitive Processing of Visual Information; Guidance of Eye Movements
Bitan, Gal Neurodegenerative Diseases
Black, Douglas Post-transcriptional Gene Regulation in Neurons
Blair, Hugh Tad Learning and Memory; Neural Computation
Blaisdell, Aaron Learning and Behavior
Bookheimer, Susan Functional Neuroimaging of Language and Memory
Brecha, Nicholas Neurochemical Pathways in the Vertebrate Retina
Bronstein, Jeff Molecular Biology of Glia and Glial Tumors
Buonomano, Dean Neural Dynamics: Neural Basis of Learning and Temporal Processing
Butler, Samantha Generating and regenerating neural circuitry in the spinal cord
Carmichael Jr., Stanley Neuroplasticity After Brain Injury
Chandler, Scott Neuronal Mechanisms Controlling Jaw Movement
Charles, Andrew Cellular and pharmacological mechanisms of migraine and pain
Cohen, Mark Functional Imaging of the Human Brain
Colwell, Christopher Neural Control of Behavior, Circadian Rhythms
Coppola, Giovanni Advancement of our Understanding of the Genetic Architecture of Neuropsychiatric Disorders
Correa, Stephanie Neural control of energy homeostasis, estrogen signaling, neuroendocrinology
Dapretto, Mirella Neuroimaging/imaging genetics of language and social cognition in typical and atypical development (emphasis on adolescence and autism spectrum disorders); cultural neuroscience
De Biase, Lindsay Influence of microglial cells on normal and pathological circuit function
de la Torre-Ubieta, Luis Mechanisms of human neocortical development and neuropsychiatric disease using neural stem cell models and bioinformatic approaches.
Dean, Andrew Neuropsychology of Addictions
Demer, Joseph Ocular Motor System, Vestibular System
DeNardo, Laura Assembly and function of neural circuits underlying adaptive behaviors
Dickson, Patricia Neurodegeneration
Donlea, Jeffrey M. Sleep regulation, learning and memory
Edgerton, V. Reggie Neural Control of Movement and Neuromuscular Plasticity
Ellingson, Benjamin Neuro-Oncology Neuroimaging & Neuroimaging in Complex Neuropathologies
Engel Jr., Jerome Neurobiology of Epilepsy
Evans, Christopher Opioid Systems
Fan, Guoping Epigenetic Mechanisms in Neural Development and Stem Cell Differentiation
Fanselow, Michael Learning, Memory and Emotion
Faull, Kym Mass Spectrometry in the Biological Sciences including Proteomics
Feldman, Jack Properties of Neurons Resulting in Behavior
Feusner, Jamie Understanding Perception and Emotion in Body Image Disorders; Treatments for OCD and Anxiety Disorders
Flint, Jonathan Genetic basis of anxiety and depression in animal models and in humans
Fogel, Brent Exploring the Molecular Basis of Neurodevelopmental and Neurodegenerative Disease
Freimer, Nelson Identifying Genes that Contribute to Predisposition to Complex Human Phenotypes
Fried, Itzhak The Neuronal Basis of Human Memory; Supplementary Motor Area Epilepsy
Frye, Mark Cross-Modal Sensory Fusion and Sensory-Motor Integration
Galvan, Adriana Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
Gandal, Michael Neurobiology of autism and schizophrenia; Systems-level, functional genomics in human brain; Translational neuroscience
Geschwind, Daniel Neurogenetics, Systems Biology of Neurodevelopmental (e.g. Autism) and Neurodegenerative Disorders (Dementia and Ataxia)
Giza, Christopher Developmental Traumatic Brain Injury and Neuroplasticity
Glanzman, David Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
Golshani, Peyman Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Epilepsies
Gomez-Pinilla, Fernando Mechanisms of Neural Repair
Gorin, Michael Molecular Genetics and Mechanisms of Retinal Disorders
Guo, Ming Studying Mechanisms of Neurodegenerative Disorders in Drosophila
Guo, Zhefeng Structural Biology of Amyloid-Related Neurodegenerative Diseases
Gylys, Karen Synapse Pathology in Alzheimer's Disease
Hallem, Elissa Olfactory Behavior in Free-living and Parasitic Nematodes
Harper, Ronald Neural Mechanisms in Sleep State
Harris, Neil Plasticity after Traumatic Brain Injury
Hartenstein, Volker Brain Development in Drosophila
Hong, Weizhe Neural Mechanisms of Social Behavior
Houser, Carolyn Morphological Organization and Plasticity of the GABA System; Neurochemical Anatomy of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
Hsiao, Elaine Neurobiology of disease, neuroimmunology, microbiome-nervous system interactions
Iacoboni, Marco Non Invasive Human Systems Neuroscience
Irwin, Michael Psychoneuroimmunology
Izquierdo, Alicia Neuroscience of Decision making; Addiction
Jeste, Shafali Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
Kagan, Bruce Neurotoxicity Caused by Channel Forming Toxins
Kao, Jonathan Computational systems neuroscience and neural engineering
Kaufman, Daniel Therapeutics for diabetes and neurological disease
Kennedy, Pamela Neural mechanisms of addiction and memory processes
Khakh, Baljit Ion Channels, Glia and Synapses
Knowlton, Barbara Neural Substrates of Higher Cognitive Functions
Kornblum, Harley Neural Stem Cells and Brain Tumors
Krantz, David Using Drosophila to Study Neurotransmitter Transport, Synaptic Transmission, Behavior and Disease
Kumar, Rajesh Neural control of autonomic, breathing, and cognitive functions.
Lai, Albert Pharmacogenomics of Glioblastoma Response to Therapy
Lau, Hak-Wan Neural mechanisms of conscious perception, attention, and sensory metacognition
Lavretsky, Helen Understanding neurobiology of resilience and aging in mood and cognitive disorders
Leuchter, Andrew Neurophysiology of Depression; Neurophysiologic Predictors of Treatment Outcome
Levine, Michael Neurophysiological Mechanisms Underlying Neurodegenerative Disorders
Liau, Linda Experimental Therapeutics for Brain Tumors
Liu, Zili How People See and Why They See The Way They Do?
London, Edythe Neuroimaging Brain Function in Addictive and Other Neuropsychiatric Disorders
Loo, Sandra Gene-Brain-Behavior Pathways in Childhood Psychiatric Disorders
Lu, Daniel Regenerative Treatment
MacKenzie-Graham, Allan Understanding and preventing neurodegeneration
Maidment, Nigel Neuropharmacology of Substance Abuse
Martin, Kelsey Cell Biology of Learning-related Synaptic Plasticity
Masmanidis, Sotiris Neural circuits of reward learning and motor control, addiction, movement disorders
Mathern, Gary Biological Mechanisms Linked to Epilepsy
Mathews, Paul Mechanisms of learning and memory, motor coordination
Mayer, Emeran Neurobiology of Stress, Pain and Emotion
Mazziotta, John Neuroimaging, Brain Mapping
McCracken, James Anxiety Disorders; Pediatric Psychopharmacology
Mehta, Mayank Computational and Systems Neuroscience, Learning and Memory, Sleep, Neural Oscillations, Neural Coding
Metzner, Walter Behavioral Neuroscience (Neuroethology)
Micevych, Paul Reproductive Neuroendocrinology, Neuroprotection, Pain
Mody, Istvan Synaptic Signaling in Health and Disease
Narins, Peter Auditory Neurophysiology, Mechanics and Behavior
Narr, Katherine Applied Neurobiological Imaging
Nathanson, David Research and drug development for malignant brain tumors
Novitch, Bennett Regulation of Stem and Progenitor Cell Specification and Differentiation in the Vertebrate Central Nervous System
Nurmi, Erika Pharmacogenomic factors in treatment of autisim, ADHD, anxiety and depression
O'Dell, Thomas Synaptic and Molecular Mechanisms in Learning and Memory Formation
Olcese, Riccardo Molecular Physiology of Ion Channels
Ophoff, Roel Human Genetic Studies of Neuropsychiatric Traits
Papazian, Diane Voltage Gated K Channels: Functional Mechanisms and Role in Neurodevelopment and Neurodegeneration
Paul, Ketema Sleep regulatory mechanisms
Phelps, Patricia Neuronal Development - Cell Migration and Axon Outgrowth
Piri, Natik Retinal Ganglion Cells and Optic Neuropathies
Poe, Gina Investigating the mechanisms by which sleep traits serve learning and memory consolidation
Portera-Cailliau, Carlos Imaging the Assembly and Plasticity of Cortical Circuits with Two Photon Microscopy
Pouratian, Nader Neurosurgical Brain Mapping and Restoration
Prins, Mayumi Lynn Pediatric Response to Traumatic Brain Injury
Ray, Lara Genetics of Addiction Etiology and Treatment
Ringach, Dario Visual Neurophysiology and Perception
Sagasti, Alvaro Development of Complex Cell Shapes in Zebrafish Touch-Sensing Neurons
Sampath, Alapakkam Retinal Physiology and Visual Performance
Schlinger, Barney Steroid Synthesis and Action in the Vertebrate CNS
Schweizer, Felix Molecular Mechanisms and Regulation of Synaptic Transmission
Shams, Ladan Multi-Sensory Integration; Perceptual Learning; Adaptation
Sharpe, Melissa J. The neural bases of how we learn from our unique experience and how this goes wrong in psychopathology
Shivkumar, Kalyanam Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias, Autonomic Regulation of Myocardial Excitability
Sicotte, Nancy Neurodegenerative Disorders
Siegel, Jerome Sleep, Motor Control
Silva, Alcino Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Learning and Memory
Smith, Desmond Functional Neurogenomics
Sofroniew, Michael Neural Injury and Repair
Spigelman, Igor Neuropharmacology
Sternini, Catia The “Brain in the Gut” and Taste Receptors
Sun, Yi The Molecular Control of Neural Stem Cell Proliferation and Differentiation
Suthana, Nanthia Neuromodulation and Neuroimaging of Human Learning and Memory
Trachtenberg, Joshua Understanding Cortical Plasticity from Synapses to Circuits
Vilain, Eric Genetics of Mammalian Sexual Development
Voskuhl, Rhonda Neuroimmunology, Neuroendocrinology and Neuroprotection
Wassum, Kate Behavioral Neuroscience, Learning and Behavior, Addiction
Wayne, Nancy Mechanisms Regulating Reproductive-Neuron Physiology
White, Stephanie Social Influences on Learning and Memory
Wikenheiser, Andrew Understanding how neural representations guide behavior
Williams, David Retinal Cell Biology, Sensory Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration
Woods, Roger Structural and Functional Brain Imaging
Yang, X. William Mouse Genetic Approach to Study the Pathogenesis of Neurodegenerative Diseases
Yang, Xian-Jie Development and Diseases of the Vertebrate Neural Retina
Zhang, Ye Astrocyte development and the roles of astrocytes in neurological and psychiatric disorders
Zipursky, Larry S. Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Neuronal Circuit Assembly